i’m jealous of sharon arnold

I am always awe-struck when I come across this kind of work. The patience and control required to create cut-paper installations is truly beyond me. American artist¬†Sharon Arnold, on the other hand, has completely mastered this art. These pieces are from a series called “nixe, chimaera, muff”¬†{the very first piece in the post is titled Nixe 2010, and is made from an 8′ roll of Strathmore drawing paper!}

{… thanks to Mudchicken for the link to Sharon’s work.}






comments (12)

  1. Pat /// 02.21.2012 /// 9:37am

    This is gorgeous. Not only jealous but I want it in my living room. By the way love your blog, very inspiring. Keep up the jealousy.

  2. the jealous curator /// 02.21.2012 /// 10:48am

    i know – i want one too… the feathers i think! (hm, i’ve got a bit of a feather thing going today)
    ps. thanks for the sweet words!,

  3. tiffanie /// 02.21.2012 /// 11:00am

    Amazing. Amazing! I love this kind of work. It reminds me of (the process, not the actual work) of Tom Friedman who is a personal hero to me! :)

  4. One of a Kind Vancouver /// 02.21.2012 /// 1:06pm

    Adore!! Reminds us of the 2009 Chanel runway show for spring/summer! ( http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/pop-up-decor-chanel-2009-haute-75812 via Apartment Therapy)

  5. the jealous curator /// 02.21.2012 /// 1:54pm

    totally!

  6. annton /// 02.22.2012 /// 3:13am

    I am spellbound. The energy and the flow these pieces create, is incredible. Thanky you for sharing such magic.

  7. anna /// 02.22.2012 /// 6:31pm

    i love when artist can do dramatic & mesmerizing things with the simplest material like paper

  8. sharonA /// 02.26.2012 /// 10:47am

    Hey Jealous Curator – so exciting, thanks for the post and the kind words! :D

  9. sharonA /// 02.26.2012 /// 10:48am

    oh and that link to the work for Chanel is gorgeous; and Tiffanie, I am super pleased to hear that you see echoes of Tom Friedman – I relate to his work and process on a very intimate level. Thank you :)

  10. Megan /// 03.09.2012 /// 5:38pm

    The movement and texture in these pieces in mesmerizing. Oh to have such patience and a steady hand. I’m jealous too.

  11. Carrie /// 03.10.2012 /// 3:40am

    This is just amazing! I absolutely love it. I need a dress like this :)

  12. Ann Martin /// 03.10.2012 /// 10:04am

    Really lovely and graceful. Off to visit Sharon’s site.